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Query responses are replies to focused queries or requests for Information that are submitted in the course of the refugee status determination process.
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Gabon: The practice of levirate, including the regions in Gabon where this tradition is widespread; the ethnic groups that practise it and the relevant legislation; the consequences for a widow who refuses levirate; recourse and protection available, including police intervention (2013-December 2015)

16 December 2015 | Publisher: Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada | Document type: Query Responses

Gabon : information sur la pratique du lévirat, y compris sur les régions du Gabon où cette tradition serait répandue, les groupes ethniques qui la pratiquent et les lois qui s'y rapportent; information sur les conséquences pour une veuve qui refuse de se plier au lévirat, les recours qui sont à sa disposition et la protection qui lui est offerte, y compris l'intervention de la police (2013-décembre 2015)

16 December 2015 | Publisher: Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada | Document type: Query Responses

Cameroon: The practice of levirate marriage, including the regions of Cameroon where this tradition is widespread and the ethnic groups that practice it; the consequences if a widow refuses to take part in this practice, recourse and protection available, including police intervention in the cities of Douala and Yaoundé (June 2013-December 2014)

23 December 2014 | Publisher: Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada | Document type: Query Responses

Cameroun : information sur la pratique du lévirat, y compris les régions du Cameroun où cette tradition est répandue et les groupes ethniques qui la pratiquent; information sur les conséquences du refus pour une veuve de prendre part à cette pratique, les recours qui sont à sa disposition et la protection qui lui est offerte, y compris l'intervention de la police dans les villes de Douala et de Yaoundé (juin 2013-décembre 2014)

23 December 2014 | Publisher: Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada | Document type: Query Responses

Burkina Faso: The practice of levirate, including frequency and how long to wait after the death before levirate can be practised; the possibility of refusal by the deceased man's brother, including legal avenues available to him (2013-July 2014)

10 July 2014 | Publisher: Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada | Document type: Query Responses

Burkina Faso : information sur la pratique du lévirat, y compris la fréquence et le délai à respecter après le décès pour la demande de lévirat; la possibilité de refus par le frère de l'homme décédé, y compris les voies de droit qui lui sont ouvertes (2013-juillet 2014)

10 July 2014 | Publisher: Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada | Document type: Query Responses

Burkina Faso: The practice of levirate, including frequency and how long to wait after the death before levirate can be practised; the possibility of refusal by the deceased man's brother, including legal avenues available to him (2013-July 2014)

10 July 2014 | Publisher: Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada | Document type: Query Responses

Burkina Faso : information sur la pratique du lévirat, y compris la fréquence et le délai à respecter après le décès pour la demande de lévirat; la possibilité de refus par le frère de l'homme décédé, y compris les voies de droit qui lui sont ouvertes (2013-juillet 2014)

10 July 2014 | Publisher: Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada | Document type: Query Responses

Syria: 1. Please provide updated information on the effectiveness of State protection in Syria (and Homs in particular) for a Christian woman who is a widow.

18 April 2012 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Zambia: 1. Please provide background and demographic information on the ethnic composition of Zambia and in particular the Tonga speaking people. Please include where they come from, what is their level of adherence to their traditional beliefs, and what is their relationship and standing within the modern Zambian community. 2. Please provide information on the customs and traditions associated with the death customs of the Tonga speaking people of Zambia. 3. Please advise the status of, the extent of and the legality of polygamy in Zambia. 4. Please provide some background information on Chief Hamusonde's chiefdom in the Monze District of southern Zambia. For example, what is it and how does it relate to other chiefdoms and Zambia generally? 5. Deleted. 6. Deleted. 7. Please provide information on the "cleansing ritual", the "naming ritual" and the "property grabbing" (presumably distribution of deceased estates) in Zambia. 8. Please provide information on local laws regarding "cleansing rituals", including whether the law permits it and whether the law requires condoms be used during such rituals. 9. Please discuss whether there are songs played on radio and television in Zambia regarding "unclean widows" called "Muka-mfwilwa", and how they warn men to stay away from them and how it encourages women to go back to their in-laws and be cleansed. 10. Please provide information on "widowed women in Zambia" as a possible particular social group. 11. Please provide information on the treatment of women and especially widows in the Tonga speaking ethnic group in Zambia. 12. Please provide information on the existence and activities of the women's lobby group in Lusaka. 13. Please provide general information on the effectiveness of police and state protection, and the extent of corruption in Zambia, particularly in respect to the protection of widowed or single women

24 November 2010 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

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